1. Members of the same _____ share linguistic norms.
2. Idiolect refers to the features of speech _____.
peculiar to individuals in the society
among speakers who come from the same ethnic group
of a language spoken by a social group
that deviates from the norm
3. Which of the statements below best convey the characteristics of a standard variety of language?
A recognised grammar which records the forms, rules and structures of the language.
A standard system of pronunciation.
A recognised dictionary which embodies a standardised spelling and vocabulary.
All of the above
4. A text is _____.
be interpreted independent of its social context
said to be coherent if it is seen as being logically connected.
an attempt to study language above the sentence or above the clause.
is synonymous with discourse
5. _____ is the smallest unit in the discourse stratum.
6. In _____ two languages with significant roles become the primary means of communication.
a multilingual situation
L1 and L2 situation
7. Language extinction is a process _____.
whereby a foreign language is preferred to an indigenous language
whereby an entire speech community shifts to speaking anotherlanguage
when language is not maintained
where the level of linguistic competence that speakers possess is decreased
8. Code-mixing is an _____.
the use of two interchangeably in a communication
an inter-sentential phenomenon
an intra-sentential phenomenon
is technically a result of interference
9. _____ refers to the features of grammar and vocabulary, which convey information about a persons geographical origin.
10. _____ refers to a group of speakers who recognise the same language as a standard.
A social group
A Speech Community
Deviant language user
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